Melvin Wong (R050893H)
District 19 Condominiums
Updated: Oct 25, 2022
For the past few years, District 19 has been a hot bed for new condominium and EC (Executive Condominium) launches for quite a while. So, where is District 19? Basically it covers north-eastern region of Singapore comprises Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol towns.
Remember people said Punggl is a “ulu place” or “鸟不生蛋的地方”in Chinese? It was considered as less accessible region in the past until MRT North-East Line started operations in 2003. Hougang and Serangoon were already matured towns then, despite no MRT stations. MRT North-East Line is only one MRT line in this region. However, there are also 2 separate LRT lines in Sengkang and Punggol towns as well.
Our government has also brought many catalyst developments to enhance the livability of this region over the years such as Punggol Digital District & SIT Campus, KPE to city, Sengkang General & Community Hospital, Seletar Aerospace Park (District 28), Park connector through Punggol Waterway to Coney Island etc. There are many big shopping malls within this region such as Nex, Waterway Point for daily necessities.
Education is important. Rosyth School and Nan Chiau Primary & High Schools, Sengkang Green Primary School are located in this region. Probably Rosyth School is one of the main reasons why Hundred Palms Residences (EC) was sold out within a day despite no MRT (Serangoon North MRT Station was not confirmed yet).
Future Cross-island Line which targeted completion around 2030 will have many stations in District 19 as well. Around year 2030, residents here will have enhanced connectively to Ang Mo Kio, Clementi, Jurong, Tuas & Changi in terms of public transportations. One new MRT line is also identified for feasibility study, this new line will serve towns from Woodlands, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon North, Whampoa, Kallang and Greater Southern Waterfront (Read article here).
Mega Residential Developments
The Table 1 below shows the big residential developments in District 19. All of the developments are 99-year leasehold developments. These developments offer choice of units from 1- to 5-bedroom as well as some strata landed houses are available.
In terms of pricing, District 19 is still affordable in the OCR (Outside Central Region) as of October 2020.
Riverfront Residences is still the most affordable development among all. However, limited units are available now. Located at the former Rio Casa site at Hougang Avenue 7. Riverfront Residences is about a 10-minute walk to Hougang Centre from the site gate. This condominium will have full condominium facility such as two big pools, three clubhouses and a tennis court. Free shuttle bus will be provided for the first year.
3-bedroom at level 2 and 3 will have an additional discount of $20,000 until 18th October 2020. For limited time only.
The latest guide prices of Riverfront Residences as on 4th October 2020:
· 1+Study from $770,000 (Final 5 units)
· 2-Bedroom from $823,000 (Final 3 units)
· 2-Bedroom Premium from $1,007,000 (Final unit)
· 3-Bedroom from $1,200,000 (53 units)
· 3-Bedroom Premium from $1,443,000 (Final 2 units)
· 4-Bedroom from $1,788,000 (21 units)
· 4-Bedroom Premium from $1,962,000 (14 units)
· 4-Bedroom Strata Terrace House from $2,447,000 (17 units)
For more information, visit: Riverfront Residences website.
The Florence Residences is located at more convenient location. However, free shuttle bus will still be provided to Kovan and Hougang MRT Stations in the future. All units are basically having north & south orientations. It is merely a 6-minute walk to future Hougang MRT interchange along Cross-island Line. Developer is also giving 2-year complimentary classes and workshops provided to all residents with terms and conditions apply. Concierge services will be provided as well.
The Florence Residences is selling fast, more than 900 units sold since March 2019. Most of the units will have pool view due to the layout of the towers. The clubhouse and 80m lap pools are built at the centre of the development.
The Florence Residences has been one of the top selling condominiums in recent months. Home buyers find that it is a value buy projects near to Hougang & Kovan centrals. The developer is Logan Property Singapore which is the same developer as Stirling Residences, also a top selling condominium since launch.
The latest guide prices of The Florence Residences as on 4th October 2020:
· 1-Bedroom from $799,000
· 1+Study from $836,000
· 2-Bedroom Classic from $983,000
· 2-Bedroom Deluxe from $1,062,000
· 2+Study from $1,166,000
· 3-Bedroom Classic from $1,368,000
· 3-Bedroom Deluxe from $1,503,000
· 4-Bedroom Classic from $1,881,000
· 4-Bedroom Deluxe from $2,048,000
· 5-Bedroom Deluxe from $2,456,000
For more information, visit: The Florence Residences website.